Friday, September 2, 2011

Farewell Summer, Make Way for Fall

Well, folks, the summer season is coming to an end. Of course, in these parts, the summer weather is still alive and kicking. It was 100 degrees yesterday, today and will be tomorrow. But, fingers crossed, next week the dog-days of summer are supposed to subside. We’ll see.

So, in a farewell to summer, I bid adieu to such things as:

Wedge espadrilles

White Lilly Pulitzer dresses; heck, your entire Lilly spring/summer wardrobe, for that matter.

Lazy days by the pool

But, with the arrival of fall, comes many wonderful things as well: 

Kentucky football, SEC football and all things football

Fall outerware, so I can carry a bucket to the barn in style.

Sitting by the firepit in the backyard

A pot of chili on a cool, autumn day

Keenelands' fall meet...

...and Breeders' Cup at Churchill

What will you miss about summer and what are you looking forward to this fall?

I hope everyone has a wonderful Labor Day weekend. Relax and enjoy time with family and friends and soak in a few more rays by the pool. Talk to you after the holiday!
Images from Slim Arons, billchus, Lilly Pulitzer, Tory Burch, Brooks Brothers, This Old House, Country Living, Keeneland and Breeders Cup.


Ella said...

I'm looking forward to all the beautiful colors the fall will give us and after that the time when we'll be waiting for the first snow....

The Entertaining House said...

You know, for as much as I am sad to see summer go... as much as I want to keep my kids home with me, (Did I really just say that???!!!) I really love the fall and look forward to all the good things that come with it... the food being a good part of it... the clothes too!

High Heeled Life said...

Well, autumn is my favourite season, so I'm so ready for it to arrive. I will miss the summer flowers and being in the garden... Happy Labour Day!! xo HHL

Sundresses and Smiles said...

I am so ready for fall but this post made me feel a little sad to say goodbye to summer. I am looking forward to that crisp, cool bite in the air, Halloween, the leaves changing, and BOOTS!

Jo said...

Fall is my favorite season and I'm so ready to embrace all it has to offer but I need just a couple more sweet summer days before it slips away.

Have a wonderful holiday weekend ~

Lily Lemontree said...

A little sad to say goodbye to summer but I am always ready for fall! Love these images you have chosen, I now have an uncontrollable urge to make some chili!
Hope you are having a lovely long weekend!!

About Last Weekend said...

It wasn't warm enough here in the summer so our brights and white never got an outing. But would love to have one of those firepits

teresa-bug said...

I love summer, but am always glad to say goodbye to the heat and humidity. I am looking forward to fall foods, cool nights and long sleeves.

paula said...

I will miss summer but I do long for fall. Something about it makes me absolutely giddy.